Why Tasmania is flavour of the year

When it comes to destinations, Tasmania is flavour of the year. And now you can take two big bites of this beautiful isle as Holidays of Australia & The World packages up two great holidays that include a luxury cruise on the Sea Princess visiting the ports of Burnie and Hobart.

You’ll be amazed at how much of Tassie you’ll taste during your cruise. Here’s what’s on the menu …

While in Burnie…

Image credit: Tasmania Tourism, Cradle Mountain.

On the island’s rugged north west coast, Burnie is surrounded by picturesque farmland, beautiful coastline and historic villages. You can explore this lovely city yourself or take a shore excursion to nearby towns including Penguin and Davenport. Maybe venture a little further to the quaint 19th century settlement of Stanley and its famous attraction The Nut?

Tassie does wilderness like no other Australian destination – so visit the World Heritage Wilderness area of Cradle Mountain. The rugged beauty of the towering peaks reflected in the serene Dove Lake will never leave you.

For those more culinary inclined, take your taste buds on a journey of fresh local products from chocolate to dairy and much more. Whiskey aficionados can also get into the spirit at an award-winning distillery, waxing and sealing their own bottle. Cheers.

And in Hobart…

Image credit: Tasmania Tourism, Hobart Harbour

You’ll find a smorgasbord of touring options including a city tour of Hobart and its stunning Botanical Garden, a visit to famous Port Arthur, an exploration of historic Richmond with its gorgeous Georgian buildings, boutiques and galleries, where you can add in a side dish of a wildlife sanctuary, oyster farm or a winery and tasting. Or you can take to the water on an eco-adventure cruise exploring the stunning coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur.

For nature lovers, Mt Field National Park with its world’s tallest hardwood trees and spectacular Russell Falls is unforgettable as is the Huon Valley including the Tahune Forest Airwalk.  Perched 120 feet above the forest floor it’s the longest treetop walk in the world. Alternatively, if you’d rather DIY Hobart, take yourself off to MONA for the day or visit the many beautiful historic areas of the city.

So now you can see how much you’ll taste of Tasmania while on your luxury cruise, check out what we’ve added on with packages including an Adelaide round trip and a Sydney to Adelaide option.

Indian Pacific & Sea Princess Tasmania & Sydney Sensations | 10 nights departing 20 March 2018 from $2,949 pp

Travel from Adelaide to Sydney in the comfort of the Indian Pacific before exploring the highlights of Sydney for 3 nights including the Blue Mountains. Return to Adelaide aboard the Sea Princess on a relaxing Tasmanian discovery with port calls in Hobart, Burnie & Melbourne. More.

Sea Princess Adelaide & the Apple Isle | 11 nights departing 24 March 2018 from $2,189 pp

Cruise in comfort on board Sea Princess as you explore the highlights of Tasmania before discovering the delights of Adelaide and its surrounds on this 11 night southern Australian experience. Includes 6 nights on board Sea Princess cruising from Sydney to Adelaide with port calls in Hobart, Burnie & Melbourne, transfers, 5 nights in Adelaide and sightseeing. More. 

Words by Alison Bennett for Holidays of Australia & the World.

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